Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hump Day Giveaway - Piece by Piece

Here it is Wednesday again! This week will probably not result in much quilting. On Monday I spent a bit of time downloading some podcasts to my new little Nano. I have a sampling of five different podcasts, including Alex Anderson to preview. I spent a bit of time piecing the remaining 4 patches and cutting the remainder of my nickel squares for the next step of my mystery quilt while I listened to Alex Anderson talk about her trip to Paducah.

Last night I was at my guild meeting. I don't know how it happened but when I finally left the meeting I had promised to make friendship blocks for July, log cabin blocks for a charity quilt for the local Lupus organization, signed up for a class with Karen Eckmeier ( she is doing the Happy Villages workshop), promised to buy paper plates and napkins for our picnic in June plus make a salad and I became co-chair of the Program committee. Whewww~ Although this was supposed to be my "year off" ( I've been secretary for 2 years, then VP for 2 years), I just couldn't let the other gal try to handle it alone. The upside is I can pick the programs and classes that I LIKE ! Yipee!!

The rest of the week will be spent getting ready to head to Vermont for graduation on Sunday morning! My inlaws are driving up with us and we will be leaving early Saturday morning, having our graduation dinner on Saturday night at a lovely local restaurant and staying overnight. I still have to locate some appropriate clothes for Alex to wear under his cap and gown. When I mentioned it, he had a blank look so that meant he didn't have anything decent or he was planning on going Nekkid! He's already headed back to school to tie up loose ends, give his final presentation and clean out his apartment so I am in charge of wardrobe.

Sewww, here is the giveaway for this week! Lately(since I started my Mystery Quilt) I've been more conscious of the fact that quilts go together piece by piece. I know, pretty deep huh?? So with that in mind, I am offering this little book on paper pieced quilt labels. I'll also be including some preprinted paper foundations for star blocks and flower blocks that I found. If you are a paper piecer, leave me a comment and a way to reach you by email and I'll draw a name Friday morning!

I shouldn't say that there was NO quilting completed (just not by me personally)since I did get a call from Butch the longarmer and my summer quilt is done!! I'll call tomorrow and make arrangements to pick it up! I'll have pictures next week. If I don't get back before next week, have a wonderful weekend and try to do something quilty!


Juliann in WA said...

When our oldest graduated, she wanted a new outfit to wear under her gown. I doubt that our younger daughter will care much but I guess I should ask! I am sure she will wear flip flops.
Enjoy the festivities.

May Britt said...

I love paperpiecing but there is long time since I've done anything like that now. And these labels are really cute.

sbonetsue said...

I shouldn't be trying to win again but I couldn't help myself. I always struggle with making nice labels for my quilts. What a great book! Thanks for the chance for another wonderful giveaway.

Libby said...

Have a great trip . . . Happy Graduation *s*

osagebluffquilter said...

Good luck on finding the right graduation outfit to under that gown, most are pretty casual now a days.
Paper piecing is my love, check out some of my quilts on using osagebluffquilter
Have a great week.

Elaine Adair said...

You're going to be a busy gal!

Please throw my name in the hat for the clever label book!

Andrea said...

I just found your blog through the ALQS and want to say hi ! I love that your son spent his first wages on your Mothers day pressie. That is really sweet.

Anonymous said...

Count me in


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